Saturday, April 17, 2010
Movie review time again! I had wanted to see this movie in the theater but we never had a chance. When I checked NetFlix the other day it was there and I put it at the top of my queue.
It's a really good movie. Here's a little blurb about it from a reviewer on Amazon.com:
This is an wonderfully quiet film that follows the lonely Frank Goode (Robert De Niro) who goes on a trip to visit his children (Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell), since they were too busy to visit him. Unbeknown to Frank is that his artist son, who is in Mexico, has run into some problems, but the other children are trying to cover up this fact. We follow Frank, who is a kind, and intelligent man, who has never really been close to his children, and who is making the effort to bridge this gap late in his life. This is a heartfelt exploration about a father trying to connect with his children which inevitably nurtures a feeling of goodwill and love.
We were both pleasantly surprised when the end credits began to roll and a song by Paul McCartney started playing. The song was written specifically for the movie. It's "(I Want to) Come Home". Here's a link to a YouTube version of the song - Come Home on YouTube
We are planning to buy this movie.